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On Eve of Deadline, Charter Isn’t Ready

Several key issues remained unresolved on the eve of a deadline for a draft of Iraq’s new constitution, politicians involved in the discussion said Sunday, increasing the prospect that the document will not be completed on time. Leaders of the country’s dominant Shiite political party, the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, skipped a late-night meeting with Kurdish officials at the headquarters of Shiite Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari, rendering the meeting little more than an informal get-together, according to Mahmoud Othman, a Kurdish member of the committee charged with writing the constitution. Full Story

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